Falcons Waste No Time Naming New Offensive Coordinator
Its been a whirlwind of activity in Atlanta since the Super Bowl loss to the Patriots. Offensive Coordinator Kyle Shanahan joined the 49ers as their new Head Coach on Monday. Shanahan leaves behind a talent loaded roster in need on a new play calling guru. Much to the surprise of the fans and media, the Falcons swooped into the college ranks in search of a suitable successor.
Steve Sarkisian was named as the Falcons new offensive coordinator on Tuesday. The 42 year old Sarkisian only other experience within the NFL, came about back in 2004, as the Oakland Raiders quarterbacks coach.Under Sarkisian, Raiders quarterbacks Kerry Collins and Rich Gannon combined for over 4000 yards (4019).
Sarkisian spent the majority of his career within the College game. He served as the Head Coach for both the University of Washington and USC. Prior to his appointment with the Falcons, Sarkisian was Alabama’s offensive analyst throughout the course of last season. Following the departure of Lane Kiffin, Sarkisian took his chance to get his feet wet as the offensive coordinator during the season finale. The outcome a 35-31 defeat by Clemson in the National Championship game.
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